Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This Isn't The Way To Be Taken Seriously

When we say the federal budget must be cut, we can't refuse to cut subsidies just because someone might get angry. Anything we cut is going to get someone angry! And yes, subsidies are tiny compared to entitlements, but they're just as wrong philosophically:
How is it that the party loudly proclaiming how the government shouldn't "pick winners and losers" could only manage to get 34 senators to oppose one of the most egregious examples of federal industrial policy? ...

Hopefully, more Republicans will come to realize that they only undercut their "get government off our backs" message by kowtowing to the ethanol lobby.

You think?

1 comment:

Ellen K said...

Ethanol subsidies were cut today in the Senate. They should be cut across the board. If you haven't done so already, you might want to read these links on why ethanol was a total failure.